Chris P. Schneider
October 14, 1961 ‒ July 13, 2008
LEXINGTON: Chris P. Schneider, 46, of Lexington, died Sunday evening July 13, 2008 in his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Chris was born on October 14, 1961 in Mansfield to Daniel and Judith (Phelps) Schneider and graduated from Lexington High School in 1979.
Chris worked with his father at Schneider’s Bakery for 10 years before working as a welder at Carter Machine Company in Galion.
Home was where Chris was the most content and comfortable. He loved making model airplanes as well as model railroad sets and always had a book in his hands. He especially found interest in history books and could even be called a Civil War buff. His enthusiasm in the Civil War went far beyond books; numerous family vacations were also spent at battle sites.
Chris’ true passion was sailing. He was a member of the Mansfield Sailing Club and in 2006 was named Commodore.
He will be remembered for his work ethic and willingness to lend a helping hand. He was a devoted husband and father and was and will always be an inspiration to his daughter.
Chris is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Patti (Pohl) Schneider and his daughter Ashlea Schneider both of Lexington, father and step-mother Daniel and Barbara Schneider of Mansfield, his mother Judith Schneider of Mansfield, brothers Tony Schneider and Steve Schneider of both of Mansfield, a step-brother Benjamin Tither of Mesa Arizona, his father and mother-in-law Ken and Ruth Pohl of Mansfield, his grandmother Magdalena Schneider of Mansfield, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and special friends Brett Diemer, Jeff and Kim Decaro and Ron DeCapio. Chris is also survived by his Papillon Kirby along with his pet cats Oliver, Synders, and Samantha.
Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents Peter Schneider and Merle and Patrice Phelps.
The family will receive friends Thursday July 17, 2008 from 5-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder funeral home where a memorial service honoring the life of Chris Schneider will follow at 7pm.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.